- Posted January 25, 2014 by
In continuation of crisis in Pakistan.
The fathers in Law are Abu-Bakr, Umar and Abu Sufiyan. The sons in law are Ali and Usman. The brother in Law is Muawiya. The Mothers of faithfuls are Ayesha and Hafsa. The daughter is Fatima.
The Shiites dispute dejure status of Abu-Bakr, Umar, Usman, Ali and also Muawiya. They recognize only Ali as a dejure Caliph. The Sunnis belief is that Abu-Bakr, Umar, Usman and Ali are Righteous Caliphs.
The Kharjities acknowledge the first two caliphs but in the case of Usman their belief is that when the Egyptian protestors were defrauded secretary Mirwan and he was not taken to task for that by the Caliph, the Caliph lost validity for holding the office and he was no more a true believer. About Ali they say that when he failed to repent on acceptance of arbitration mentioned earlier he too was neither thereafter rightful in holding office and he ceased to be a true believer. Ayesha when she appeared in masses during battle of Jamal, she too lost her status as a believer. About Muawiya their belief is that he was never rightful and held the reins of Islamic state as a usurper.
There are Nasibis who believe that Yazid was a prophet and those who opposed him are infidels. We have quoted earlier from Adul Kalam Azad that according to Imam Ibn-e-Tahmiya the identification of this sect is in their glorifying shimmer, Ibn-e-Ziyad and other atrocious generals of Yazid’s army. This sect for centuries was in hide-outs and rarely appeared in public but after Saudi dynasty was established through British device as narrated by Humphrey in his confessions (These Confession’s Urdu version is available on our Website) They gradually surface and are now quiet visible, vocal aggressive and the source of inspiration for the terrorist who threaten the very existence of those who do not believe in the home grown version of Islam of Saudi’s.
But for Shiites and Sunnis as stated above all the other sects are opponents of Ali. Thus the sect formation is result of personality cult and Islamic teachings have nothing to do with it.
Islam is only, what is the command of God in the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet. Muslims are required to obey Allah, his prophet whole-heartedly and in the case of authority of their temporal affairs they are to obey him only if he is from among them and he follows the commands of Allah and the Holy Prophet. If he does not do that, the Muslims are free to disagree with him and refer the difference to the Holy Quran and the Sunnah. At the time of assumption of his office Abu-Bakr said ‘Obey me as long as I follow the commands of God and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet but when I deviate from this course, set me right.’ It means that personality cult is not sign-quanon of Islamic belief. The Muslims have been warned by Allah not to get divided in sects and to hold-fast the divine rope and this is the only solution for all that has been and is happening as tragic events among Muslims. Otherwise as stated earlier or elsewhere, no one can block the course of Mustafa Kamal Ataturk. At least in Pakistan.